Barlow Lyde & Gilbert – UK 100

Turnover: £78.2m

Profit per equity partner: £380,000

Equity spread: £225,000-£450,000

Net profit: £29.6m

Profit margin: 38 per cent

Salaried partner remuneration: £100,000 (all salaried partners are in Hong Kong)

Revenue per lawyer: £275,000

Revenue per partner: £965,000

Revenue per equity partner: £1,003,000

Cost per lawyer: £171,000

Profit per lawyer: £104,000

No of partners: 81

No of equity partners: 78

No of female partners: 12

No of female equity partners: 12

Total no of fee-earners (including consultants, paralegals etc): 366

Total no of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals etc): 284

Total no of staff: 643

Leverage ratio: 1:2.6

Equity partner to staff ratio: 1:3.55

Fee-earner to staff ratio: 1:0.76

Financial management: Clients are billed across the year, with the normal terms of reference being payment within 30 days. Capital contributions range from nil to £90,000.

Equity structure: Twelve-year lockstep ranging from 26 to 100 points, rising in six-point increments. Seventeen partners were at the top of equity last year.

Billable hours targets: None.

Key clients: Allianz Cornhill, Aviva, Ernst & Young, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, 3, UBS, UPS, Zurich.